#181 The Natural Treatment of Diabetes, Dealing With Anxiety and Stress, Cooking With Chocolate and Eco-Friendly Sleep Options

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on March 13 and 14, 2021 on AM740 and FM 96.7 in Toronto. Topics covered on the show track the lifestyle articles and themes published in Tonic Magazine. This week we discuss the natural treatment of diabetes with Joel Thuna, dealing with anxiety and stress with Alexandra Leon, cooking with chocolate with Carolyn Tanner Cohen and eco-friendly sleep options with Adarsh Shah

We specifically discuss:

The Natural Treatment of Diabetes

  • Diabetes in Canada
  • Type 1, 2 and 3 Diabetes
  • How does Diabetes impact your health?
  • Managing Type 2 Diabetes through lifestyle
  • Diet recommendations: Carbohydrates, Salt and Fat
  • Exercise
  • Soluble and insoluble Fiber
  • Vitamin K2-MK7
  • Chromium
  • Milk Thistle
  • Ginseng

Dealing With Anxiety and Stress

  • Why do we experience stress?
  • Why is stress problematic?
  • How do people deal with stress?
  • What are the negative effects of stress?
  • Why is it difficult for us to stop stressing out?
  • How do we break the stress cycle?
  • Magnesium, L-theanin, Skull Cap, Linden and Chamomile.

Cooking With Chocolate

  • What does chocolate bring to your cooking?
  • Dutch process vs. natural cocoa powder
  • How dark should the chocolate be that you cook with?
  • Should you use “baking chocolate”?
  • Preferred brands of chocolate
  • Blocks, wafers, chips and bars

Eco-Friendly Sleep Options

  • What are most mattresses made from?
  • Can we use eco-friendly fabrics to make sleep products?
  • The manufacturing process
  • The wear and tear of natural fabrics
  • Comfort as a factor
  • Durability as a factor
  • Organic and synthetic latex
  • Organic certifications
  • Recycling mattresses
  • The “green premium”

For more information about show sponsor Pure-Le Natural go here.

To read articles by Joel Thuna in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Alexandra Leon and Nutripur go here.

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner Cohen go here.

To learn more about Adarsh Shah and Ultramatic go here.

#150 The Health Benefits of Ginseng, More Sports Injury Triage, Dealing With Uncertainty and Navigating Sex During a Pandemic

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on September 19 and 20, 2020 on AM740 and FM 96.7 in Toronto. Topics covered on the show track the lifestyle articles and themes published in Tonic Magazine. This week we discuss the health benefits of ginseng with Joel Thuna, part 2 of our exploration of sports injury triage with Dr. Stacy Irvine, dealing with uncertainty (in uncertain times) with Rod Macdonald and how to navigate sex during a pandemic with Carlyle Jansen

We specifically discuss:

The Health Benefits of Ginseng

  • What is ginseng?
  • Adaptogens
  • White vs. red ginseng
  • “True” ginseng: “panax” ginseng vs. other ginseng
  • Imperial ginseng/Asian ginseng
  • North American ginseng
  • Siberian Ginseng
  • Ashwagandha/Indian Ginseng
  • Brazilian Ginseng/Suma
  • Which ginseng should you take?

Sports Injury Triage Part 2

  • For Part 1 go here
  • Shin splints
  • Pulled hamstring
  • Tight hip flexors
  • Neck Pain

Dealing With Uncertainty (During Uncertain Times)

  • Why is uncertainty such a challenge for people to deal with?
  • The threshold of tolerance
  • What strategies can we employ to deal with uncertainty?
  • What can you do in the moment?
  • Who can you turn to for support?

Navigating Sex During a Pandemic

  • How is Covid-19 impacting our sexual relationships?
  • “Cuffing Season”
  • New questions and considerations in finding a partner
  • Monogamous relationships
  • Stress and the libido
  • Is sex and intimacy even more important now?
  • Should we really be wearing masks during sex?
  • Are there risks of sexual transmission of Covid-19?
  • Long distance sex and other options

For more information about show sponsor Pure-Le Natural go here.

To read articles by Joel Thuna in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Dr. Stacy Irvine go here

To read Rod Macdonald’s articles in Tonic Magazine go here

To read Carlyle Jansen’s articles in Tonic Magazine, go here